Home-Style Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Green Beans – Thanksgiving Sides

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Part one of a Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup – Potatoes and Green Beans. In which, I skip the fancy recipe I had planned for family favorites and classics I know will go a long way. Let me give you a run down of some things going on. See that cram packed table up there? That is proof that I’m a wee bit off the deep edge with no shot of coming back. That is my all from scratch ‘Thanksgiving’ dinner a week before Thanksgiving just because I wanted to ‘blog about some food’. That is crazy. Next week, my family will […]

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

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Normally, I test out one or two new recipes on friends at big holiday gatherings or social events, always forgetting the danger of that until I set the platters down and have my own private lack of Xanax induced freak out.  Instead of prepping and testing some recipes all week for a little upcoming Thanksgiving feast, this year I have been (much like a whiny child) doing my civic duty and serving on jury duty all week, leaving me unable to cook or test any recipes between that and working. Oh no. So, we’re going to wing it and see […]

Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies

Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies

{Notes from my past self to my future self – some weekends are awesome} Yesterday was one of those rare days where Handsome and I had off and weren’t obligated to some crazy list of events that sped out weekend into a blur that we wouldn’t remember three days from now. No, it started with sleeping in. It was followed by a serious dose of mountain biking with a friend of mine. Some hipster activities that involved leggings, Converse’s, over priced coffee shops, and loitering at one of our local bike shops. We then tried to get all outdoorsy by […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Spice Glaze

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Still trying to figure out that holiday menu? That’s ok, because I am too. I have 99 pages marked and magazine recipes flying about and I know that when it comes down to it, the same old sides will be staring my family down the day of. But, if you are looking for something that you could break into steps and make a few days before, this pumpkin bread pudding is perfect. I made the pumpkin loaves a few days before  I wanted to make the pumpkin bread, snacked on a few slices for myself, and when I was ready […]

Double Cheddar Biscuits

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No large family gathering (or small for that matter) is complete with out a big basket of rolls, biscuits, or bread. The men in my life just wouldn’t stand for it. And while the ladies may be sitting around counting calories, I know I can never turn down a good buttery biscuit either. To me they always taste better long after the table has cleared and the fond conversation of family and friends has gone on for far too long,  when I sneak back into the kitchen for a little round two with some leftover turkey or ham in the […]

Savory Mushroom and Gruyere Bread Pudding

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The other day a video started to fly around the internet of Martha Stewart rather harhsly talking about ‘bloggers‘. Before I go any further, I should mention that I’ve never been a fan of Martha’s. I know that shes an amazing business woman and that is awesome, but other than that, I’ve just never really found her warm or comforting and often thought her tone was belittling. Let’s just say this video does nothing to help my shining opinion of the woman. I should really do some quick internet research (hello, 2 seconds on Google) and see more about the […]

Bakery Classics: Nutella Cream Puffs

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It’s amazing what you can remember about food. The world goes whizzing by us at such a ridiculous speed that I can’t keep up. And, I’m no Super Woman juggling a job and three kids like a lot of you are. I’m just trying to hold my own. I don’t know where yesterday went. But I can remember exactly the first time my father made cream puffs. I can remember the smell of the choux paste baking into perfect little balls in the oven filling the house and how excited I was to pop an over stuffed cream filled bite […]

All American 4th of July BBQ Recipe Round-Up

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Still looking for that sizzling summer menu to set your 4th of July bbq apart from everyone else’s charred weenies and boxed burgers? Check out this simple flavor packed menu. Now that tastes like ‘Merica.  Cocktail: Tropical Breeze Appetizer: Grilled Artichokes Sides: Barbecue Baked Beans Creamy Skillet Corn  Main: BBQ Chicken Burgers Smoked Ribs Dessert: Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint and Lime Frozen Peanut Butter Pie   

Boston Cream Pie – for Father’s Day

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Today is all about Dad. The man of the house, the king of the castle, and speaking as my daddy’s little girl – the most awesome, selfless, coolest, tougher than nails, genuine, always make you smile, give you the shirt off his back, truest person that I will never know. I am blessed to have an amazing father and a great relationship with him. We are best friends, and I can’t imagine it being any other way. He’s where I get my stubborn streak (ask Handsome, he is the one who points this out to me all. of. the. time.) […]

25 Dad Approved Recipes for Fathers Day

Father's Day Recipe Round Up From PasstheSushi.com

Trying to figure out what to make your Dad for Father’s Day? Check out this round up – 25 of the the manliest meals from the archives – gathered all in one spot just for you. So grab some napkins, a sheet of scratch paper and let’s plan an epic Father’s Day menu! Bourbon Braised Short Ribs with Honey and Fig Mac and Cheese Blackened Swordfish with Maque Choux Turkey Meatball Hoagies Blackened Chicken Mac and Cheese Pulled Pork Cornbread Waffles Steak au Poivre French Onion Burgers Big Boy Beef Sandwiches Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Smoked Brats Grilled […]

Tres Leches Cake

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Cinco de Mayo is almost here and I am really really sad. I’m pretty sure I could eat Mexican for an entire month long celebration of Cinco de Mayo if we wanted to make this party last… But I’m also sure I would be painfully single and looking for a place to rent on the cheap too as Handsome patiently puts up with a few Mexican recipes by eating a bag of Chex mix for dinner but wouldn’t have it for a month straight. But we’re finishing out the Cinco de Mayo celebration on PtS and GirlCarnivore with a bang! […]

Simple Strawberry Margaritas for One

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This recipe was made for you and those fancy single serve blenders and those late night too long work days packed with more than enough stress. Or maybe a quick drink to serve with individual flair at a small get together… Or just add more of everything, make it by the pitcher and shove some straws in there. Maybe just one straw. (Can you tell what kind of day I’m having… ignoring that this posts at 8 or so in the morning).  As for those individual blenders  I love mine, and use it for everything. I make myself a spinach smoothie almost every […]

Salpicon Beef Salad

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For those following the epic race season I have been (unintentionally) have this spring this Monday isn’t going to let you down (and by epic, I mean that I’m racing. Not that it’s been amazing or anything). For the rest of you who are just upset that I am no longer publishing on time… This weeks race was the Bikeline Spring XC race, the race Handsome started this wild and crazy hobby with last year. It’s a huge event and in our back yard. I was on the fence about whether or not to race it, but am ultimately glad I did. […]

Weeknight Barbecue Chicken Taquitos for the Pass the Cook Book Club

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This month the Pass the Cook Book Club picked up Jenny’s cookbook, the Picky Palate, named after her awesome blog. The club is designed to have us use the books collecting dust in our ever growing collection (any one can join!) and this month, keeping with spring flavors and wanting a burst of bright in the rotation after Guy’s big manly meals last month, I chose three recipes that I thought would be a lot of fun. There were the Shrimp Mango Quesadillas, Weeknight Chicken Taquitos, and uber cute sounding Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini Pies. Each of these was family […]

Grilled Tequila Shrimp Salad

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Chasing Matthew McConaughey – My Quest as a runner. I have officially, with no plan or strategy, now ran in two 5k’s and so far it’s all been about this one pretty dude. I mean… pretty. Not a word often used to describe men. I’m convinced this man was bred from a tube in the All Spice test lab to be the man your man wants to be. His flowing hair was developed by Vidal Sasoon, his outdoors-man look sponsored by every North Face ad, and his perfectly tanned skin define the lines that ancient Greeks would believe that of a Gods. This dude makes rugged look like […]

Irish Dream Cheesecake

Irish Dream Cheesecake

First order of business: Did you check out my shiny new blog all about the love and joy of all things carnivorous and rolled in bacon? Please go check out Girl Carnivore, my new baby and like the page on facebook as well for more slaphappy Kita randomness. I just referred to myself in the third person… awkward. But seriously, Girl Carnivore is going to be my new home for a much more defined and structured blog where I explore the world of grilling, butchering, smoking, grinding and creating great food that sticks to the key theme – meat. Get it.. carnivore… But what about […]

Black and White Irish Cream Cupcakes

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As far as cooking goes, St. Patty’s day may just be my favorite day of the year. I mean really – I get to play with beer and Irish Cream and whiskey! And where that may be normal for me for the week of St. Patrick’s Day on the blog, you can’t judge me ;D It’s an excuse for me to go to the liquor store and purchase fancy beers that I know nothing about, skip merrily down the aisles restocking the whiskey supply and make fun of the college kids that are laid out on the street by 9:30 […]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burritos

Can you believe there are only a few weeks of winter left? And that means only a few more weeks of low and slow Mondays. I may cry. My slow cooker and I have had some major bonding moments and I am scrambling to narrow down the dozens of recipes I still want to test out to only 4 more. That or I may just continue slow cooker Monday’s through the spring. One recipe I knew I had to make was this beef filling. First, Mexican food is one of my go-to’s. Second… no really, I just live Mexican. Handsome […]

Slow Cooker Triple Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake & Crock-Pot Giveaway!

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Want a classy at home date night for your loved one so you don’t have to deal with the stress of going out and forgetting reservations on Valentine’s day? Want an even easier dessert that you can whip up when you get home from work that will be ready in time to send the night off with some whipped cream on top? (He’ll never know you didn’t spend all day baking). Want a chance to win a cherry red Crock-Pot? Yeah, I thought so. For my regulars, you know by now how much I love my slow cooker. I am […]

Almond Green Tea Cupcakes

Green Tea Cupcakes

I decided to invest in my future the other day. I spent a whole ten hard earned dollars on scratch off tickets. Why? Because I had a $10 bill hanging out in my pocket for three weeks for the car wash that I hadn’t taken my car to and because a client of mine had just won 4 grand with scratch offs. What you should note is that this is really out of character for me. I voluntarily threw away ten dollars. I am way to stingy to be wasting money scratching off lottery tickets. We all know the odds. In case […]

Mini Cannoli Bites

Mini Canolli Bites

Have you heard of this new thing called ‘catfishing‘? Apparently, people are making up personalities and using them to have fake relationships with people online. Pretend to have a shocked face. Seriously people, this is the internet. But I do think it’s all rather sad. The internet is such a huge part of our lives today, and I have made so many friends in this food blogging world – I would hate to find out that someone wasn’t who they said they were, but was rather some hairy man in his grandmothers basement surrounded by boxes of tissues and howling […]

Christmas Brunch: Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread

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This Monday is supposed to kick off a new series on PtS since the soup kitchen has closed. But since it’s Christmas Eve and all I want to do is run around cleaning and stressing over Christmas dinner humming holiday music and baking cookies I’m simply going to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas and wonderful holidays! Here is a painless Christmas brunch idea that can be tossed in the crock pot early while the unwrapping madness occurs and is ready in time for when everyone remembers they are hungry. Here’s a little sneak peek at things to come in the following Mondays. […]

Andes Mint Brownies

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You know those commercials  this time of year jamming jewelry down your throat? Then there’s the reminder that it really is ‘engagement season’ by the random texts and phone calls I have gotten lately from excited friends who are sharing their good news. But you know what sends me over the top? Facebook rubbing my nose in it. Facebook loves to remind you someone has had a change in their ‘relationship status’ for far too long. I saw it, I congratulated, now go away. But no, every time I log in for the next week, Facebook is going to point and laugh it’s little […]

Red Velvet Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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While traveling to work the other day I had on the Serious XM Country Christmas radio station and I heard something that reminded me what Christmas was all about. I didn’t catch the very beginning, so I am not sure if it was the DJ’s personal story or something previously recorded, but who ever was talking was reminiscing about childhood Christmas’s in a small town. He talked about how his family only had one strand of lights, how they didn’t have much, but as children they never knew. He talked fondly of his mothers baked goods. Cookies and pies. He went into […]

Triple Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s full on gift giving season now whether you’re ready or not. Lucky for you, I was brainstorming with a friend of mine and we came up with the idea of a great little stocking just for foodies! If you are looking for some inspiration for your culinary inspired friends, we got you covered! Wine Pump  I can’t say how many bottles of wine have ended up being dumped down the drain after a party. Corks break and you don’t know how to properly store the leftovers. This cute little gift boxed vacuum / pressure pump from Peugeot removes air from the bottle to preserve your […]

Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Malted Bundt Cake

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We are all of 6 days into December and the rest of the food blogging community went and left me in the dust. Preparedness has never been my thing. I didn’t roast a turkey in October and have a bunch of Thankgiving themed posts for you. Heck, I barely made any ‘large meals’ in November at all and I didn’t even make a turkey. I did pull out holiday decorations once for some photos, but immediately boxed them and put them away. So no fancy bokeh tree shots for you (yet). My static backgrounds will have to do. Besides, you just love […]

White Chocolate Coconut Cookies & a Lingerie Gift Guide that isn’t Victoria’s Secret

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  Gentlemen, I am going to have to ask you to scroll down to the recipe, me and the girls have to have a chat. Or maybe you should stick around and check out these hints to spice up that holiday stocking. Alright ladies, this Diggin’ it Tuesday is for you. If things around you house are anything like mine, every special occasion or holiday, I can guarantee one thing for certain, that little pink bag… And you know what, that gets old. There’s nothing wrong with a little black and lacy for special occasions, but Viccy S isn’t for everyone all […]